Lord, hear my voice
as I hearken to hear yours.
Remind me of our agreement with one another
as I try to keep your statutes.
I will love my neighbor, but give me strength
to love my enemies.
As the sun rises on the good,
it rises on the bad.
As the rain falls on the unjust,
it falls on the just.
It is a matter of fortune which one I may be today
and keep my judgment still,
and my service to you awake.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
[written with inspiration from today’s readings, Matt 5:43-48]